The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search
News

Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear

Sports

Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.

Community


Opinion


A&E

News

Federal agents conduct operation at Cherokee Tobacco

South Boston News
SoVaNow.com / August 25, 2013
Federal agents with the Internal Revenue Service and USDA conducted an operation at Cherokee Tobacco in South Boston on Thursday. Efforts to determine the nature of the visit were unsuccessful, with one agent declining comment and referring inquiries to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Multiple calls to the office were not returned as of late Thursday afternoon.

The operation appears to have begun Thursday morning, with agents still on the scene through the afternoon hours. Outside the Cherokee Tobacco building, located on U.S. 58 behind CCI, a number of agents sat under an open-air metal shed that provided cover from the bright sun. According to sources, Cherokee closed for the day and sent its employees home.

The agents were with the IRS and the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Efforts to reach Cherokee Tobacco President Kathy Farley for comment were unsuccessful. A call to her Halifax home was routed to a voice messaging system, which did not allow for additional messages.

Cherokee and Firebird Manufacturing make cigarettes in South Boston that are distributed under the Cherokee brand.

This story will be updated.

Tell-a-Friend | Submit a Comment

4019

Comments

I guess someone didn't like the comments that were previously made. So much for Americans enjoying First Amendment rights.

Comments

This article is a new one, updated since Friday. I don't think the comments were purposely done away with, just left with the old article. Get off your soapbox.


Advertising Flyer

Find out how you can reach more customers by advertising with The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun -- in print and online.